Earlier this week, it was announced that churches in Victoria may begin to re-open for small gatherings and private prayer.
St Patricks Pakenham is thus happy to welcome ten parishioners to attend masses from Sunday, 24th of May 2020. In order to abide by the current Government regulations, we request parishioners to select the dates they are available through the form below. There wont be any public mass for parishioners if there is a funeral mass on a particular day. The parish staff will roster you for one of the masses according to the availability and contact you. Please note, it will not be possible to enter the church without confirmed booking. Alternatively, you will also be able to contact us through parish office at 59417315 to express your interest.
Update on General Guidelines
All churches and places of worship may be opened for pre-arranged worship, small religious ceremonies or scheduled private worship times, subject to a number of conditions and to the decision of their Pastor.
Multiple liturgical celebrations or ceremonies can be held on the same day and may be determined at the decision of the Parish Priest and by the capabilities of each individual Parish to meet all the required conditions.
Prayer groups can be held in people’s homes (and in churches) subject to a number of conditions.
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals can be celebrated with new changes to numbers of attendees, and again subject to a number of conditions.
No more than 10 attendees in the Church at any one time outside those required to enable the service. (Weddings and Funerals excepted); Clear signage around service schedules, social distancing and hygiene requirements; Availability of sanitiser and disinfectant wipes, and safe disposal sites; Churches to be cleaned after a scheduled service or opening; Maintenance of 1.5m of separation and planned entry and exit pathways; All attendees to provide contact details.